At Balderstone St Leonard’s CE Primary School our vision is to deliver a curriculum that nurtures our children to become independent and resilient, to love learning, respect others and to believe in themselves.
Our curriculum has at its heart the development of qualities and values that we believe are our children’s entitlement to a magical childhood that creates lasting memories.
We believe that the child who leaves Balderstone School will feel:
Valued for who they as special and unique individuals who know they are loved by God.
We believe that they will be able to live out our core Christian values by being:
A good friend
A problem solver
They will have:-
Achieved their academic potential
A sense of self worth
A sense of community
A sense of stewardship for the world they live in
A love of learning
A love of reading
An awareness of the outside world
A sense of responsibility
They will understand:
The importance of a healthy lifestyle.
How to keep themselves safe.
We believe that our children are entitled to:_
See and be outstanding role models
Involvement in their local community
Different kinds of School Holidays
Outdoor and adventurous activities
Take part in different out of school clubs and activities
Experience camping outside
Visit the theatre
Visits from authors
See a live concert
Listen to an orchestra
Listen to different kinds of live music
Host visitors from the local community
Host visitors from different places in the world
Experience different faiths and places of worship
Explore their local community
Be involved in community and church events
Visit different places, villages, towns, cities
Understand the heritage of the area they live in
Climb a hill or a mountain!
Travel on public transport
Take part in competitive sporting events
Visit a museum
Visit an art gallery
Take part in performing arts, dance and drama
Be part of a democratic process, schools council
Visit the seaside
Learn to swim
Ride a bike
Learn to play a musical instrument
Take part in singing events and concerts
Organise and run events to support charities
Grow vegetables and flowers in the garden
Care for other living things
As a church school we follow the Blackburn Diocesan scheme of work, all classes have RE lessons each week
Our children follow a bespoke curriculum which is designed for them following thorough assessment and planned from Development Matters.
KS1 and KS2
Teachers plan from the National Curriculum. The children have discreet Phonics, Spelling, Grammar, Reading, English and Maths lessons each day. The curriculum is then planned on a rolling programme of topics which are designed to make learning fun and exciting. Children also have PE lessons twice a week.
More details of the curriculum for each class can be found on the class pages.